Harvard Junior High’s Band & Choir Fall Concert is Thursday, November 14, at Harvard High School’s South Gym at 7 p.m.
Crosby Elementary welcomed current and retired military personnel to their annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday, November 11.
Principal Kathleen Ferguson addressed families and shared that students had been learning about the service of veterans.
“In their classrooms, our Crosby kids have worked hard, as they are learning about who veterans are and what they have done for our country,” Ferguson said.
Students enjoyed breakfast with their veteran family members, and then the second-grade class sang a selection of songs.
Under the direction of music teachers Spencer Kibler and Katia Schmitt, over 200 second-graders performed songs honoring attendees. During the song, “Salute to the Armed Forces,” veterans were asked to stand during their respective service branch’s song.
Student artwork, honoring veterans, was also on display throughout the school.
At Wednesday’s public meeting, the Harvard CUSD 50 Board of Education recognized students for recent achievement.
Harvard High School sophomore Steven Austin and freshman Diana Reyes received recognition for being named WHIW’s Athletes of the Month for cross country. Each student received a $20 gift certificate from First Place Promotions and Awards.
The board recognized juniors Genevieve Dewaele and James Johnson for being selected to the ILMEA District 7 Honor Choir. Junior Delany Koleno received recognition for being named to ILMEA District 7 Honor Band. Finally, junior David Sargent was recognized for his selection to the ILMEA District 7 Honors Orchestra.
The board convenes every month in open, public meetings to discuss district business and hear citizens’ concerns. An agenda is posted publicly in advance of board meetings. The meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are available on the board’s web page. The next public meeting is on November 20 at 7 p.m.
Music teachers Ms. Schmitt and Mr. Kibbler discuss the addition of Orff instruments to their classrooms at Crosby Elementary School. The purchase of the instruments was made possible through a grant from the Harvard Community Education Foundation. The teaching combines music, movement, drama, and speech that are similar to children’s play.
At Wednesday’s public meeting, the Harvard CUSD 50 Board of Education recognized students and staff for recent achievements.
Junior Damon Mueller received recognition for being named WHIW’s Athlete of the Month for boys basketball.
Junior Cassandra Bailey was WHIW’s Athlete of the Month for girls basketball. Each student received a $20 gift certificate from First Place Promotions and Awards.
The board recognized Harvard High School’s Michelle Carnehl, Genevieve Dewaele, Dakotah Morales, Angela Vetter, and Angel Zuhlke for earning Best of Day Flute Ensemble for the IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest.
Harvard High School’s Music Department received recognition for earning 24 Division 1 (superior) ratings and 32 Division 2 (Excellent) ratings at the IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest.
Harvard High School freshman Nikolas Jimenez was recognized for qualifying for the IHSA State Championship. Harvard Junior High’s eighth grader Salvador Esquivel received recognition for winning 4th Place at the IESA State finals for wrestling. Seventh grader Elijah Brummett was also recognized for qualifying for the IESA State Finals.
The board convenes every month in open, public meetings to discuss district business and hear citizens’ concerns. An agenda is posted publicly in advance of board meetings. The meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are available on the board’s web page. The next public meeting is on April 17 at 7 p.m.
Forecasters are predicting a phenomenal musical performance at the Middle Level Honor Concert this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Harvard Junior High.
Students from Harvard, North Boone, Marengo, and Fox River Grove come together to form an honor band.
The concert is free and begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. in the junior high’s wood gym. Please join us!